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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Strategizing for the commons: Beyond the Local, the State, and the Global

Strategizing for the commons: Beyond the Local, the State, and the Global | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“After 30 years of the right depoliticising the local – of which ‘localism’ is the latest variant – the key issue is to understand and open up political debate and choices about the future of this diffuse and productive creativity. And we must work at a much deeper seam than that of ‘demands on the state’.”

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Open sensor networks need critical citizen science input!

Open sensor networks need critical citizen science input! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sensors have changed. Years ago they evoked the industrial and the military-industrial; like the bristling menace of the cruise missile nose cone seeking out it's point of detonation.  
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Understanding the importance of economies of scope for the commons

Understanding the importance of economies of scope for the commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens: “My short definition of Economies of Scope is very simple and should be understandable I think: “doing more with less”; and this is mainly achieved by mutualizing infrastructures, both immaterial (open source knowledge, code, design) and material (co-working, fablabs, carsharing, idle-sourcing …); for contemporary implementations we should add: using distributed machinery in distributed workplace to allow local production in microfactories, through the process of manufacturing on demand, while achieving scope through the global immaterial cooperation on both the design of the products, the design of the machinery to produce them, and even the processes through which to make both the previous aspects (ex. the xtreme manufacturing methodology of OSE/WikiSpeed).”

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Teens Care About Online Privacy—Just Not the Same Way You Do - Pacific Standard

Teens Care About Online Privacy—Just Not the Same Way You Do - Pacific Standard | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Why do teenagers behave the way that they do online, sharing personal information with just about anybody who wants it? Look to the privacy paradox.

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Driverless cars, pilotless planes ... will there be jobs left for us? - The Japan Times

Driverless cars, pilotless planes ... will there be jobs left for us? - The Japan Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

LONDON – Suddenly a robotized, automated economic reality is moving off the science fiction pages and into daily life. The growing use of unmanned battlefield drones is encouraging the growth of pilotless commercial aircraft — the first ever flew in British airspace last month. Google’s driverless car is completing ever more trials ever more successfully: the world’s major car companies are all hot in pursuit, working on their own prototypes of their own versions. The automated checkout at supermarkets is becoming as familiar as bank cash machines. From staff-free ticket offices to students who can learn online, it seems there is no corner of economic life in which people are not being replaced by machines.

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Social Media

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The Social Media Revolution: jaw-dropping facts and figures from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and more!
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Jeremy Rifkin worries about the end of human civilization

Rifkin: "This is the moment of decision". Global temperatures might rise up to 6 degrees by the end of the century. He made his remarks during a speech for "The Solar Future" congress in Eindhoven, May 23 2013. Source: www.new-energy.tv.

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The Rise of Sharing | The Dish Daily

The Rise of Sharing | The Dish Daily | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Students, faculty, and industry representatives packed the Obendorf Event Center at Stanford's GSB Tuesday evening to hear from an expert panel on the newly emerging collaborative consumption economy. The panel included representatives from across the industry: Andre Haddad, CEO of RelayRides; Andy Ruben, Co-Founder at Yerdle; Peter Dempster of BMW's Technology Office; and Ronny Conway, Partner at Venture Capital Firm Andreesen Horowitz.

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Cleanweb San Francisco

Cleanweb San Francisco

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Cleanweb is about applying tech solutions to resource problems-- in energy, water, waste, transit, food, air, and other areas-- by taking advantage of the powerful trends in c...

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Cleanweb is about applying tech solutions to resource problems-- in energy, water, waste, transit, food, air, and other areas-- by taking advantage of the powerful trends in cheap computing power, mob (Start next week off learning about the sharing...
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Platform Publishing – a new operating model for media companies ...

Platform Publishing – a new operating model for media companies ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Contrary to vertically integrated, non-collaborative media companies, platform publishing is an ecosystem whereby platform based service providers enable the emergence of new innovative micro-publishing models.
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Inside China’s thriving hacking culture - The Globe and Mail

Inside China’s thriving hacking culture - The Globe and Mail | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
China's thriving culture of hacking poses the greatest information security risk in the world and especially Africa. http://t.co/Xx4q5csXYJ
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Three new and emerging open source business models

Three new and emerging open source business models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
RT @RobinGood: Three New and Emerging Open Source Business Models http://tinyurl.com/34ebj9x
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Yochai Benkler - Freedom in the Commons: Towards a Political Economy of Information

Yochai Benkler, Joseph M. Field '55 Professor of Law, Yale Law School (RT @MariamCook: Watching, again: Yochai Benkler - Freedom in the Commons: Towards a Political Economy of Information...
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Spain’s Micro-Utopias: The 15M Movement and its Prototypes (Part 2)

Spain’s Micro-Utopias: The 15M Movement and its Prototypes (Part 2) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“15M – whether seen as a signal, a movement, a state of being or a set of human interactions – has built its prototypes, and they’re many: legal, urban, cultural, economical, technological, communicative, political, affective”. In the first part of Spain’s Micro-Utopias, I started sketching this personal inventory of 15M’s prototypes by talking about processes and innovative actions that are happening on the ground right now. Collective achievements, high-impact but lower-case stories, practically invisible to the great majority. I wrote about the method micro-utopia, urban micro-utopia, communications micro-utopia, micro-utopia in feminine, and collective culture micro-utopia, all born of the expansion of 15M’s initial surge.

 
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A status report on the Open Source Energy project in France

A status report on the Open Source Energy project in France | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“A few words about a French project named Open Source Energy. This project is intended to enable the design of open hardware solutions to capture the different kinds of energies available all around us (from the environment or from human activities). A first module to transform and to store electricity from renewable sources is being designed: the ENERCAN (opensourceenergy.wordpress.com/lenercan-v1). This first brick is the starting point of a large scale design process toward the creation of new solutions inspired by old or forgotten ones and improved by the use of high-tech devices. The project is not about large and costly devices but about simple, open and cheap modules that can be replicated to capture every stream of available and lost energies, even the smallest one.

 
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RKF Training Institute – Activists teach us to love ... - Luca De Biase

RKF Training Institute – Activists teach us to love ... - Luca De Biase | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At the Training Institute set up by the Robert Kennedy Foundation in Florence, activists for human rights from all over the world come and learn how to smartly use the internet as a tool to get their job done. It takes courage to work for spreading the ideas that are needed to help people in some countries in growing a society that respects human rights.
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Stepping on the Peers - Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)

Stepping on the Peers - Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Institutional investors are taking over the nascent peer-to-peer lending industry, and in doing so, taking the “peer” out of the equation. For their part, “peer-to-peer” lending platforms likeLending Club, Prosper,FundingCircle, Zopa, Peerform, and Ratesetter are embracing the shift.

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China's Open Source Hardware Movement -

China's Open Source Hardware Movement - | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Around the world, the open source movement has been a boon to designers, artists and developers, providing them with free use of designs for electronic hardware and software, including 3D printers and game controllers.
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Google takes the 'last step' to shutdown its failed social network Buzz - The Verge

Google takes the 'last step' to shutdown its failed social network Buzz - The Verge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Google's Buzz social network stands as one of the company's most high-profile missteps to date, but the search giant is taking the "last step" to put the failed service behind it. Past Buzz users received an email (discovered by Engadget) from Google yesterday saying that it's moving all Buzz data to Google Drive. A pair of archives will appear in all users' Drives: one private, which contains all Buzz data, and one public, which will show data that was previously made public, and is accessible to anyone with the link. Neither of the archives will count towards your Google Drive storage allowance. The shift will take place on July 17th, and any users worried about the transition can head to their Google Profile to delete any posts they don't want transfered.

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Maker Faire Rome tour - Eddie Kirkby - FabLab Manchester

In Rome, during the event "Atoms, Bits & People", we talk with Eddie Kirkby, from FabLab Manchester

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If My Data Is an Open Book, Why Can't I Read It? - New York Times

If My Data Is an Open Book, Why Can't I Read It? - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

OUR mobile carriers know our locations: where our phones travel during working hours and leisure time, where they reside overnight when we sleep. Verizon Wireless even sells demographic profiles of customer groups — including ZIP codes for where they “live, work, shop and more” — to marketers. But when I called my wireless providers, Verizon and T-Mobile, last week in search of data on my comings and goings, call-center agents told me that their companies didn’t share customers’ own location logs with them without a subpoena.

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Bitcoin has become the most expensive network in the world | Daily Press

Bitcoin has become the most expensive network in the world | Daily Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The power of computers networked to support the digital currency Bitcoin system exceeds the combined processing power of the most powerful 500 supercomputers in the world. There were somenews about Bitcoin in recent months due to the spectacular growth in value – from $5 for a Bitcoin last year, to the peak of $266 reached in April, before dropped to about $122, as it is today.

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Social Business: Valuable Inside as Well as Out - CFO Magazine

Social Business: Valuable Inside as Well as Out - CFO Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social Business: Valuable Inside as Well as Out CFO Magazine If you can't recall, says Vala Afshar, chief marketing and customer officer for network security firm Enterasys, your business is probably missing out on innovations and ideas fostered by...
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Marten Mickos says open source doesn't have to be fully open

Marten Mickos says open source doesn't have to be fully open | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mickos defends the open core license as being a healthy alternative for software startups.
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WikiSpeed, Manufacturing in the Age of Open Collaboration

WikiSpeed, Manufacturing in the Age of Open Collaboration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
WikiSpeed is a social enterprise applying cutting-edge collaboration techniques from the open-source software world, to solve problems for social good.
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